Monday, October 13, 2014

Character Blog Hop

A huge thank you to Kathy Bosman for tagging me in the character blog hop. Kathy has a variety of romances out with Astraea Press and Decadent Publishing. Here's the link to her character interview.

About Kathy:

Kathy loves reading and writing even more. She homeschools her three kids, so in between unsuccessfully explaining the difference between subject and predicate or how to divide fractions, she enters an imaginary world of troubled and passionate characters whose stories take over the page. Kathy lives in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, where the summers are hot, the winters cool, and bugs thrive. Her first published novel, Wedding Gown Girl, came out in 2012 with Astraea Press. She belongs to the Romance Writers of South Africa Group (ROSA) which has been her greatest support and inspiration the last few years.

About her books:

Kathy has a variety of books published with Astraea Press and Decadent Publishing, the latest of which is, His Halloween Kisses.

Contemporary Holiday Romance

Ali’s never been so scared. She’s housesitting for a colleague on Halloween night, but the lights have gone out, and terrible noises and crashes send her imagination into overdrive. When her brother’s friend comes to her rescue, he kisses her in the dark three times. Once back in the light, Ali is embarrassed at allowing him to kiss her. Byron tries to ignore his strong attraction for Ali, especially seeing he’s not ready for a relationship. When Ali finds out why, she runs away, but life has other plans. What can bring them together? Fate, faith, or the memory of his Halloween kisses?

Purchase His Halloween Kisses at:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble

You can find a list of Kathy's other books on her website, and you can look forward to her upcoming release, The Dance of The Firefly, the second story in The Creators Series, with Decadent Publishing.

Right, on to my character interview...


What is the name of your character? Is s/he fictional/historical?

My character's name is Hannah de Jager, and she is fictional.

She's a twenty-eight-year-old Lieutenant, born and bred in South Africa, and serving under UAASA, a military space-expedition agency. She's one of the first explorers to venture into the Andromeda galaxy, a feat she longed to accomplish most of her life but believed to be impossibleuntil the technology to realize her dream suddenly became available. One of her favorite pastimes as a child was star gazing. It often gave her a nostalgic feeling, as if there was something, or someone, up there just waiting to be discovered.

When and where is the story set?

In the beginning of the story the year is 2070, and the crew is aboard The Beamed, a UAASA space vessel. The rest of the story, without giving anything away, is on planet Metatonn, Andromeda galaxy.

What should we know about Hannah?

Hannah, Hannah, Hannah.... It's difficult for her to let anyone in, and few really know who she is. Pain, love, and grief are abhorrent emotions she will do anything to avoid at all costs. 
Her life revolves around what's "out there" so much she's lost sight of "here and now". Like so many of us, she believes she'll find joy and contentment once she accomplishes a, b, c ... or gets this or that, but, unfortunately, life doesn't work that way.
Life also has a lot of surprises in store for her. Beings and events that will force her out of her protective shell and force her to live in the present. 

What is Hannah's goal?

To explore and start a new life on PHE3 (Potentially Habitable Earth 3). To spend the rest of her life discovering new sights, new species. Creating new memories. Away from corrupted humanity and a painful past.
Prove to herself that she isn't worthless. Prove to herself she doesn't need anyone as long as she has her mission and her android companion, Amostein.

What is screwing up Hannah's life (main conflict in writerly speak)?

What she believed to be a dream come true is nothing but a lie fueled by greed and corruption. With her life purpose gone, she doesn't know who she is anymore.
How can she explore, or begin a new life, when she's a captive? And how can she survive on a hostile planet when every being on it wants her dead? How can she cope with falling in love with someone who would love to watch her take her last breath? Someone who hates her on sight. Someone who forces her to feel all the emotions she vowed never to.
How can she prove her worth when she, herself, doesn't know it?

What is the title?

The working title is To Save Her Soul,  but it might change, and estimated publication date is February 2015. No cover yet :( but I'll keep you updated. This will be Book 1 in the sci-fi/paranormal Metatonn Rising series (standalone books). 

I'm tagging erotic romance authors, Angele Wells and Phoenix Kelly who are releasing their anthology Taking Pleasure Seriously on the 15th of October.


  1. Wow, Gaeille! Your character interview gave me goose bumps. I just can't wait to read this book!!!

  2. Great character interview, Gaeille. I don't read science fiction, but this might just tempt to explore unknown galaxies.

  3. Thank you, ladies! This book really kicked my tush :D Hope you like it.